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Haiti

Haiti ranked No. 78 in total trade value through February with a total of $306.29 million. Exports totaled $175.7 million and Imports totaled $130.59 million, a surplus of $45.11 million.

January – February 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $306.29 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Miami $103,936,325
2Port Everglades, Fla. $57,680,734
3Port of Savannah, Ga. $31,731,226
4Port of New York $19,027,273
5Port of Lake Charles, La. $17,940,000
6Miami International Airport $11,141,536
7Port of Houston $9,774,829
8Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. $9,274,803
9Low-Valued Imports and Exports $8,280,633
10Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $7,353,082

U.S. trade with Haiti rose to $306.29 million through February

Haiti’s trade with the United States rose to $306.29 million through the first two months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 15.62 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. Haiti’s exports decreased 24.61 percent while imports rose 0.51 percent. The U.S. surplus with Haiti was $45.11 million.

Through February, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port Miami; No. 2 Port Everglades, Fla.; No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga.; No. 4 Port of New York; and No. 5 Port of Lake Charles, La.. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port Miami No. 2 Port Everglades, Fla. No. 3 Port of Houston No. 4 Port of Lake Charles, La. and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 75.2 percent of Haiti’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port Miami rose 11.67 percent to $103.94 million.
    Exports rose 35.19 percent to $41.45 million. Imports rose 0.11 percent to $62.49 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port Everglades, Fla. fell 17.98 percent to $57.68 million.
    Exports rose 34.47 percent to $19.08 million. Imports fell 31.24 percent to $38.6 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 9.98 percent to $31.73 million.
    Exports fell 43.29 percent to $16.34 million. Imports rose 42764 percent to $15.39 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of New York rose 11.13 percent to $19.03 million.
    Exports rose 11.13 percent to $19.03 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Lake Charles, La. fell 39.26 percent to $17.94 million.
    Exports fell 39.26 percent to $17.94 million. There were no imports.

Haiti ranked No. 78 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 78.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $650.55 billion, up 1.11 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 2.61 percent to $260.05 billion; imports climbed 0.14 percent to $390.5 billion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Mexico; Canada; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $130.45 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $136.53 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Haiti by value through February were the categories of Returned exports, with change; Gasoline, other fuels; Rice; Low value shipments; and Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen, respectively. They accounted for 59.06 percent of total exports to Haiti.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Haiti –– T-shirts, tank tops, knit or crocheted; Sweaters, pullovers, vests, knit or crocheted; Women’s or girls’ suits, knit or crocheted; Men’s or boys’ slacks, suits, not knit; and Men’s or boys’ shirts, not knitted or crocheted –– accounted for 87.65 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to Haiti:

  • Returned exports, with change rose 0.81 percent compared to last year to $46.29 million.
  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 63.99 percent compared to last year to $24.88 million.
  • Rice fell 46.16 percent compared to last year to $16.11 million.
  • Low value shipments fell 27.22 percent compared to last year to $8.28 million.
  • Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen rose 0.22 percent compared to last year to $8.21 million.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from Haiti:

  • T-shirts, tank tops, knit or crocheted rose 19.85 percent compared to last year to $61.26 million.
  • Sweaters, pullovers, vests, knit or crocheted rose 10.32 percent compared to last year to $32.21 million.
  • Women’s or girls’ suits, knit or crocheted fell 13.04 percent compared to last year to $10.4 million.
  • Men’s or boys’ slacks, suits, not knit fell 38.8 percent compared to last year to $6.95 million.
  • Men’s or boys’ shirts, not knitted or crocheted fell 29.64 percent compared to last year to $3.65 million.

In the latest annual figures available, Haiti recorded $2.31 billion in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Miami; New Orleans; Atlanta/Savannah; New York City; and Houston. Total U.S. exports to Haiti were $ 1.38 billion and imports from Haiti were $922.23 million. The U.S. surplus with Haiti was $461.07 million.